Published: Jun 10, 2010 10:02 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 10, 2010 7:04 PM EDT

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Vanderbilt Beach boasts pristine sand and water, but many residents say the bathrooms aren't up to par.

"You could fall it's a hazard," says resident Michael Murphy.

The county wants to spend $1.2 million to build 3800 square foot facility. It would have six stalls in the ladies' room and two stalls and two urinals in the men's room.

It will also boast a snack bar and viewing area and has to be built to new FEMA regulations.

"That would be nice," says Murphy. "Help out community and people."

But other neighbors disagree.

"I don't think right now is the right time," says Ermal Ademaj.

His family owns Palm Beach Pizza near the beach.


The money for the project comes from the tourist tax. But those funds are also used for emergency beach renourishment and pre-emptive oil spill advertising. So, is moving forward with the bathroom renovation really a good idea right now?


"I definitely think they should wait," says Ademaj.

Commissioner Donna Fiala says she'd vote to move forward with the facility as long as construction wouldn't start until after the summer. She says by then we'll know if the oil will be a problem or not.

Commissioners will vote on the project at their next meeting.